Blue Salon & Spa’s aestheticians and team of master and associate stylists spruce up lethargic locks with flattering cuts and beautify appearances with an array of services. As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Blue Salon & Spa offers dazzling color retouches from associate designers starting at $45, with touch-ups from rainbow-harnessing master designers starting at $55. Slake your angry scalp with a Damage Remedy hair and scalp renewal ($45) or rid your main mane of greasy strands and dandruff drifters with a cleansing shampoo and blow-dry ($35+). Body-waxing services whip bewhiskered dermises into shape for the skin-baring months of summer. Expel back-fur and chest vests with waxes ($45+), and strut about confidently in a swimsuit with a bikini wax ($35+).
Drs. Juan and Dorothy Kassab specialize in cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics, routine care, and more. Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays and mouth-terrain photos, paves the way for calibrated teeth sheaths. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of six to 15 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. Exam rooms at Smile Solutions are equipped with TVs for a fully comfortable toothsperience.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Crystal Simons helms Hair & There, adding to her eight years of experience not only with each client she sees but also with each class she takes to learn about new styling techniques and trends. She’s even pursuing an education in massage therapy so she can massage her clients’ hair after trimming it. With that passion for cultivating her skills, Crystal leads a team that renders hair services such as highlights and extensions, as well as spa services such as waxing and facials.
Twenty-three years ago, Mariska van Emmerik started her beauty career in Australia. Each year since, she has added accomplishments to her professional portfolio, honing her skills by giving skincare classes, consulting with clients, and developing her own product line, Privy Beauty. Mariska’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive magazine, on Mona Lisa touchups, and on the faces of clients who come in for her services, which include signature facials, lash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications. With more than 12 years of experience as a permanent makeup artist, Mariska expertly traces eyelids and lip perimeters to give clients a vivid look that stays put when clients exercise or bob for apples.
Since establishing Skin Laze in 2004, plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Halliday has overseen more than 10,000 laser hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments at his Fayetteville med spa. But his dedication to fostering beautiful skin doesn’t stop there. With a team of experienced aestheticians and laser technicians, the doctor also offers advanced chemical peels, spider-vein removal, Ultherapy, and microdermabrasion.
Seven days a week, SunDazzle Tanning welcomes customers to choose their own bronzing adventures by offering three levels of UV tanning, custom airbrush spray tans, and an impressive supply of indoor-tanning lotions. Traditional tanning beds and booths allow customers to bask standing or lying down, and each machine offers facial lamps to ensure an even, all-over glow from head to heel. The shop’s staff is trained and certified by Smart Tan International, allowing them to relate important tips and techniques, such as how to maintain a new hue or how to ace the tanning portion of the SAT.